The latest lake ice imagery was taken this afternoon and it shows Lake Erie is icing up. If you love lake effect snow this is bad news because it will limit the intensity of future snows. If you're tired of snowblowing go ahead and cheer because today may be the last intense lake snow event with open water on the lake! While the ice cover won't completely end lake snows it will reduce the intensity and snowfall amounts of future events.
Check out the ice images for yourself. One is the detailed rendering of the position of the ice on the lake and the other is an actual photograph from space of the ice on the lake. You can even see the lake effect clouds in the photo.